Small Acts of Kindness
Martin Luther King, Jr. is widely regarded as one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history; he used the power of words and acts of nonviolent resistance to wage campaigns against racism, poverty and international conflict. In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, which transformed Martin Luther King Jr. Day into a day dedicated to volunteer service in honor of Dr. King’s legacy.
On and around Monday, January 17, 2021, communities all across the country will be celebrating the 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. A federal holiday that began as a commemoration of Dr. King’s birthday, it is now a day dedicated to encouraging and empowering Americans to participate in community service.
Everyone can honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Service. With small acts we can work towards positive change. The Lake Oswego Public Library invites children to complete a bingo card of small acts. Return a completed card for a small gift honoring Dr. King’s message. Cards will be available at the Children's Desk beginning January 10, 2022, and can be returned until January 31st.